ADG Perspective

May-June 2017

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6 P E R S P E C T I V E | M AY / J U N E 2 0 1 7 contributors NICK PUGH has taught at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena and has done local and international workshops on creativity and originality in design. He prides himself in creative problem-solving, originality and excellence in design and education. Mr. Pugh has been featured in numerous magazines, books and television shows, has produced a series of DVDs on originality in design, wrote the first book featuring digital landscape painting, did a TEDx Talk on the same subject, and holds a United States patent for a new type of vehicle chassis design. He is currently focused on vehicle design for feature films and has worked on numerous projects during the past twenty years, seeking to develop new artistic techniques that best suit the emerging medium of virtual reality. FRANÇOIS AUDOUY was born in the south of France but was raised in the small town of Fillmore, California. He dropped out of college at twenty to learn the craft of Art Direction by apprenticeship, and mentored first with Production Designers Bo Welch and Alex McDowell. He has since contributed to dozens of movies as a Concept Illustrator on such films as Men in Black, Minority Report, Zodiac, Avatar and Jurassic World, and as Art Director on Spider-Man, The Terminal, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Watchmen and Green Lantern. As a Production Designer, Mr. Audouy designed the period fantasy films Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Dracula Untold. He re-teamed with director James Mangold on Logan after their successful collaboration on The Wolverine, where he steered the production to exotic locations in Australia and Japan. STEVE SAKLAD trained at the Yale School of Drama under Ming Cho Lee, before spending a decade assisting such Broadway Set Design masters as Tony Walton and David Mitchell. The siren song of feature films lured him away from the marquees of Shubert Alley to the sun-bleached tinsel of Hollywood where he now claims two smash hits among his recent work: the feature 22 Jump Street, and the FOX TV series Empire, for director Lee Daniels. He just completed the first season of Star, once again for FOX and Lee Daniels, as well the recent feature, How to Be Single. He has a long history collaborating with Jason Reitman, on Labor Day, the Oscar ® -nominated Up in the Air, Juno and Thank You for Smoking. He now calls Silverlake his home, which he shares with his partner of twenty-one years, Paul Hartman, a leadman in the industry. GARE CLINE received a BA in English from San Francisco State University, a master's in cinematography from the American Film Institute and a certificate of lighting from Half Moon Bay Film School. His work in film spans nearly twenty years, including seven years as a lighting designer and gaffer, where he worked on over ninety videos, commercials and features. More recently, he has been a foreign correspondent for the Belgian magazine Cine-Tele-Revue. He has also worked in the theater, including the Armory for the Arts in Santa Fe and the Magic Theatre in San Francisco. At one time, Mr. Cline held teaching credentials in art, English and history, and briefly taught English and cinematic studies to autistic children. He specializes in digital 3D storyboards for television, commercials, industrial clients and motion pictures. CHRIS FARMER began his film career in Los Angeles wrangling Art Departments in the world of music videos and commercials, and his first feature film as an Art Director was The Lawnmower Man. Moving to San Francisco, he spent seven years at Industrial Light and Magic, before designing the animated film The Wild and Bunraku, a genre-twisting independent film shot entirely onstage in Bucharest. He worked with Walt Disney Imagineering creating the Ratatouille kitchen ride for Euro Disney and with Alex McDowell as the Art Director on In Time and Man of Steel, followed by two seasons on ABC's Castle. Taking a break from traditional film, Mr. Farmer stepped into immersive storytelling with Mr. McDowell at the 5D Global Studio exploring the "what if and why" for nonprofit and corporate clientele. A Los Angeles native, JORDAN FERRER has been working in television for over fifteen years. After graduating from film school with a minor in drawing and painting, the Art Department became an instant fit. He spent a decade working on the CBS series Survivor, first as an Illustrator and Graphic Designer and finally as the show's Production Designer, where he created six seasons of large-scale multi-camera sets and two live studio shows. Mr. Ferrer still lives in Los Angeles, where he works regularly on commercials, including campaigns for Apple, Samsung, Lexus and Geico as an Art Director and AT&T, Starz, Comcast and Craftsman as a Production Designer. Most recently, he was thrilled to join Production Designer François Audouy as an Art Director on Logan in New Mexico.

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